COVID-19 Wellness Programming, Tips and Resources

Below are resources for you and your family to take advantage of during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to alleviate anxiety, stay connected and manage your well-being across all dimensions of wellness. We will continue to populate this page as we learn about additional resources or more come available!

For the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus outbreak, visit your state's Department of Health or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the Ohio State community, visit the Wexner Medical Center.

For ways to keep you and your family well and strong, visit the stay safe, remain active and keep well page.

Wellness Programming

Staying Calm and Well in the Midst of the COVID-19 Storm

This eight-week series is open to all and will equip you with evidence-based strategies to build important skills to sustain well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Join Buckeye Wellness for 60-minute workouts during the week. All classes will be held on a virtual platform.

Radical Compassion Webinar Series

Develop concrete actions you can take each day to contribute to a more loving and compassionate world. 

Recorded Webinars

Key Strategies for Staying Calm

(45 Minutes) Allaying Anxiety in Your Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 Bringing Work Home

(25 Minutes) Learn how to manage working from home and the isolation of quarantine.

Coronavirus: Coping Strategies to Support Calm

(25 Minutes) Quick tips on how to stay calm during this stressful time.

Strategies for Addressing Anxiety

(18 Minutes) Learn the signs of anxiety, how to manage thought patterns and find resources to help.

Coping Strategies

Daily Boost Support Group Sessions

The Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) program is offering healthcare professionals free, daily, virtual support groups.

How to Cope with COVID-19 Stress

Utilize stress management and self-care strategies to help you cope.

Healthy Coping Strategies

An outbreak like this can be traumatizing. Learn tips and strategies for overcoming trauma.

Six Tips for Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Six tips for coping with the pandemic and helping to prevent the spread of the virus.

Calm is Contagious

Coping strategies in the moment to get you through. Learn how to become aware of the signs of stress.

General Stress Reduction Strategies

JustBreathe Resource Center

Learn about why breathing matters, how to take healing breaths, practice techniques and more.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations

The World Health Organization outlines potential concerns for health care providers, caregivers, people in isolation and others.

How to Reduce Stress During Uncertain Times

Tips for what to do and how to obtain support for medical center employees.

10 Practical Tips to Ease your Fears

Learn how mindfulness might be able to ease your fear as well as 10 practical tips to cope.

Mindfulness Practices During COVID-19

Mindfulness Audios

Download to your phone or computer for a quick and easy way to relax no matter where you are.

Walking Mindfulness

This guided 15-minute practice will help you get started in the daily practice of mindful walking.

Resources for your Family

Tips for Reducing Stress in Yourself and Others

Help yourself and others cope to make your community stronger

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation

This tip sheet describes feelings and thoughts you may have during and after social distancing, quarantine and isolation.

How to Talk to Your Children

Learn how to ease their anxiety in your children during this stressful situation.

Kindness. Not Stigma.

Explore spreading kindness and supporting your community.

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Visit the CDC resource center to learn about the facts for expecting mothers and the coronavirus.

Breastfeeding and COVID-19

Visit the CDC resource center to learn about the facts for breastfeeding mothers and the coronavirus.

Ohio State Faculty and Staff

For additional resources available to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff through Ohio State's Employee Assistance Program, please visit our website.